CILAVUZ VILLAGE INSTITUTE
Director: Ahmet Soner
75’, 2000-2008, Turkey, only in Turkish
Opened in 1937 at the barracks left behind by the Russians in Suzsuz county of Kars, the Instructor Course was converted into a Village Institute in 1940. Prospective teachers selected from Kars, Ağrı, Erzurum, and Artvin were sent back to their villages after four years of education. Until it was shut down, the Institute graduated more than nine hundred teachers. Ironically enough, Cılavuz later was re-named after Kazım Karabekir, who relentlessly lobbied for the closing of village institutes.
17 May Thursday, 18.30
21 June Thursday, 18.30